Tag Archives: Civil War

Union dead honored at Forest Hill Cemetery, then Confederate

Gadzooks! What would Ald. Matt Phair and the Madison Common Council say! It was a beautiful Monday morning at Forest Hill Cemetery in Madison where history was remembered, and honored, on Memorial Day. The most touching moment was when a … Continue reading

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Confederate Rest memorial stone meant to heal wounds of Civil War

The band played ‘Dixie’ as Confederate POWs were marched to Camp Randall What a spectacle it must have been that Sunday, April 20, 1862! The Civil War had been raging for a full year, Wisconsin boys had mustered out of Camp Randall … Continue reading

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Veteran of Wisconsin’s Iron Brigade asked former Confederates to fund monument at Forest Hills

After the death of Alice Whiting Waterman in 1897, Madison resident Hugh M. Lewis, who had been a captain in Company A of Wisconsin’s famed Iron Brigade, appealed to his Southern counterparts in Washington D.C., to raise money for a … Continue reading

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Reliving the past in Charleston, S.C.

[UPDATED with new photos] Researchers from the Blaska Policy Werkes are on the ground here in Charleston, South Carolina, birthplace of the Confederacy (1860-1865). This is an old city —  ancient by American standards — founded at the behest of the … Continue reading

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